Is the USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C port on modern motherboards backwards compatible to USB 3.0 w/ adapter?

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Forgive the very basic question but I noticed that most modern motherboards have at least one USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C port on the backplates. Are these compatible with older USB 3.0 type-A devices like external HDDs with adapters like this or are they simply incompatible?
 

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USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C port on the backplates. Are these compatible with older USB 3.0 type-A devices

Yes, they are compatible using the adapter. Worst case scenario, if one of the devices is finicky, would be that it reverts to a slower standard like USB 2.0, but it would still work. It will likely work just fine at USB 3.0 speeds though.
 
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